The Pandemic ‘Discovery’ – MOD A decade ago, the Government established in its ‘risk register’ that a Pandemic although unlikely to occur was a high threat to the country. In 2016 there was an exercise held to test the Health Service readiness of the ‘government’. The results showed several shortcomings. In 2019 the Covid 19 Continue reading
Afghanistan and the Strategic Lesson for Her Majesty’s Government A DefenceSynergia Commentary It is interesting that Ben Wallace is quoted in various news outlets as saying ‘…the option of a unilateral UK presence in Afghanistan was considered. We could have put a force there but we would have had to take ourselves out of a Continue reading
DefenceSynergia (DS) is happy to publish an open letter from 12 Armed Forces charities asking MPs to consider changes to the the ‘Armed Forces Bill’. The COBSEO website, in introducing the letter says this- “The following joint letter has been co-signed by the Royal British Legion, Poppyscotland, Cobseo – The Confederation of Service Charities, Veterans Continue reading
Retreat from The Threat Reality – DefenceSynergia Support for The Right Honourable Tobias Ellwood MP Chairman of the Defence Committee DefenceSynergia (DS) has long argued that the United Kingdom (UK) has lacked a Strategic sense of direction since the ‘fall of the Berlin Wall’ and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Successive UK Continue reading
Bearing in mind DefenceSynergia (DS) is apolitical, it has been decided not to become involved publicly on the subject of Scottish Independence, notwithstanding the issue inevitably impacts UK Security and Defence Policy, Nevertheless DS is, as always, happy to offer a forum for those wishing to air their views privately.
As the dust settles on the documents issued about defence in March now is the time to reflect in the hope that they will not be forgotten.
DefenceSynergia Response to the Integrated Review – Defence Command Paper – Defence Industrial Strategy – An Air Perspective The media and other commentators have had a field day with the UK government’s Integrated Review, Defence Command Paper, Defence Industrial Strategy. If nothing else the triple announcement has put UK security and defence on Continue reading